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INTRODUCTION
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Sakura: おはよう新潟。サクラです。
Natsuko: おはよう新潟。ナツコです。
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DIALOGUE
さくら: バスは遅いですね。
なつこ: そうですね。
さくら: すみません。今何時ですか?
なつこ: 今は3時です。
さくら: ありがとうございました。
なつこ: どういたしまして。
Peter: Okay. You guys know the drill. We’re going to go through it one more time. もう一度お願いします。ゆっくりお願いします。
さくら: バスは遅いですね。
なつこ: そうですね。
さくら: すみません。今何時ですか?
なつこ: 今は3時です。
さくら: ありがとうございました。
なつこ: どういたしまして。
Peter: Again, you guys know the drill. I’ll do the translation, and we’re going to listen to the conversation one more time. Here we go!    
さくら: バスは遅いですね。
SAKURA: The bus is late.
なつこ: そうですね。
NATSUKO: That’s right.
さくら: すみません。
SAKURA: Excuse me.
さくら:今何時ですか?
SAKURA: What time is it now?
なつこ: 今は3時です。
NATSUKO: Now, it’s three o’clock.
さくら: ありがとうございました。
SAKURA: Thank you.
なつこ: どういたしまして。
NATSUKO: You’re welcome.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter: Okay now what we are going to do is get into the vocabulary. What’s the new vocabulary for today?
Natsuko: バス
Peter: What was that you said? What’s that?
Natsuko: バス
Peter: It sounds so familiar. What is it Natsuko?
Natsuko: Bus.
Peter: Yes bus. Now can you break this down for us?
Natsuko: (slow)バス
Peter: One time fast.
Natsuko: バス
Peter: Yes the next word we had was
Sakura: 遅い
Peter: Which is
Sakura: Late.
Peter: Late. Give it to us one more time.
Sakura: 遅い
Peter: Break it down.
Sakura: (slow)おそい
Peter: And one time fast.
Sakura: 遅い
Peter: Now give us the sentence please one more time.
Sakura: バスは遅いですね。
Peter: Okay now this phrase 遅いですね. We can also use with other things right?
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: And also we can even use this with people right?
Natsuko: Oh yes right.
Peter: For example, say we are waiting for カズノリ
Natsuko: Uhoo…
Peter: And he is late, we can say
Natsuko: カズノリは遅いですね。
Peter: Yes okay so what I want to do now is give you some examples. What we are going to do is I will say a word and Natsuko will give us the phrase. Okay here we go. Train
Natsuko: 電車は遅いですね。
Peter: もう一度お願いします。
Natsuko: 電車は遅いですね。
Peter: Yes and break down train for us.
Natsuko: (slow)でんしゃ
Peter: One time fast.
Natsuko: 電車
Peter: Okay カズノリ
Natsuko: カズノリは遅いですね。
Peter: That’s funny, funny because it’s true.
Natsuko: Right.
Peter: One more time.
Natsuko: カズノリは遅いですね。
Peter: Peter
Natsuko: ピーターは遅いですね。 You are late Peter.
Peter: One more time.
Natsuko: ピーターは遅いですね。
Peter: Okay you seem to enjoy that very much.
Natsuko: No…
Peter: Okay now the next line we had was
Natsuko: そうですね。
Peter: Okay again そうですね. Now in this case, it means agreement right?
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: Again when we introduce this phrase, we told you that it has meanings depending on the context and depending on the intonation.
Natsuko: Yeah.
Peter: Intonation is really the key.
Natsuko: Yes, yes. You are right.
Peter: So in this phrase and in this context, it was the bus is late and
Natsuko: そうですね。
Peter: The agreement, you have same opinion here.
Natsuko: Umm.
Peter: Then we had
Sakura: 今何時ですか?
Peter: Yes and this is
Sakura: What time is it now?
Peter: Yes okay. Now we are going to take a minute to talk about time. What was the answer?
Natsuko: 今は3時です。
Peter: Which is
Natsuko: It’s 3 o'clock now.
Peter: Yes okay. So the word for 3 o'clock was
Natsuko: 3時

Lesson focus

Peter: Let’s take a minute here to talk about time. What we want to do today is take a look at how to say 1 o'clock and so on. We are going to give you an up-close look at talking about time. So Natsuko, in the conversation, what was the time?
Natsuko: 3時
Peter: Slow it down for us a bit. Give it just one more time nice and slow.
Natsuko: (slow)さんじ
Peter: And one time fast.
Natsuko: 3時
Peter: Yes. The first part I noticed that there is a 3 in there. So what does 時 mean?
Natsuko: It means time, hour. So in this context, I said 3時 that means 3 o'clock.
Peter: Got it. Okay thank you. Now what’s the part that comes after that?
Natsuko: 時
Peter: Yes one more time.
Natsuko: 時
Peter: And what does this mean?
Sakura: Time.
Peter: Yeah so if we want to say 1 o'clock, it’s
Natsuko: いちじ
Peter: Okay we just add the 時 and it becomes 1 o'clock.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: Now what about for 2 o'clock.
Sakura: にじ
Peter: 2 and the 時, 2 o'clock.
Sakura: 2 o'clock.
Peter: How about 3 o'clock?
Natsuko: さんじ
Peter: 4 o'clock
Sakura: よじ
Peter: Okay let’s stop…Now the word for 4 is?
Sakura: よん
Peter: But you said
Sakura: よじ
Peter: One more time nice and slow.
Sakura: (slow)よじ
Peter: Again where did the n go?
Sakura: Dropped.
Peter: Dropped. Yeah you got to watch Four. You know he is a lazy guy. Sometimes he has the n, sometimes he brings it, sometimes he doesn’t.
Natsuko: Right.
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: And in this case, he doesn’t. So we have よじ. Next we have 5 o'clock
Natsuko: ごじ
Peter: 6 o'clock
Sakura: ろくじ
Peter: Okay I will do 7 o'clock, ななじ
Natsuko: No.
Sakura: No.
Peter: Natsuko, I think you enjoyed that no a little too much.
Natsuko: Sorry.
Peter: Why did you say no, what happened? What was wrong?
Natsuko: Irregular.
Peter: Irregular.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: Okay what happened? What does this become?
Natsuko: しちじ
Peter: One more time.
Natsuko: しちじ
Peter: Break it down for us.
Natsuko: (slow)しちじ
Peter: And one time fast.
Natsuko: しちじ
Peter: And this is
Natsuko: 7 o'clock.
Peter: Okay yes irregular.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: So you got to watch out for that one. Okay so 7 o'clock one more time.
Natsuko: しちじ
Peter: Okay 8 o'clock
Sakura: はちじ
Peter: Okay and 9 o'clock きゅうじ
Natsuko: No.
Peter: How come I am always wrong? Okay what happened? Irregular…
Natsuko: Irregular again.
Peter: Sakura, can you tell us what is the correct pronunciation?
Sakura: くじ
Peter: And one more time.
Sakura: くじ
Peter: Break it down.
Sakura: (slow)くじ
Peter: And one time fast.
Sakura: くじ
Peter: Okay this is 9 o'clock. How about 10 o'clock?
Sakura: じゅうじ
Peter: Uh that one is not irregular.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: I like it. Okay 11 o'clock.
Sakura: じゅういちじ
Peter: 12 o'clock.
Natsuko: じゅうにじ
Peter: Okay and that’s it. That covers it all right?
Natsuko: Yes.
Sakura: Umm…
Peter: Now those are the numbers for 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock and so on through 12 o'clock. Now we got that out of the way. We can say 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock but yeah do you know Natsuko, it’s a funny story like I never knew how to say minutes.
Natsuko: Oh!
Peter: I always you know at school I learned how to say 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock. So I didn’t know how to say minutes. So all of my appointments, everything I did was always on the hours…
Natsuko: Just on time.
Peter: I would want to meet people earlier, I would want to do things but I couldn’t say it. So I will end up always on the hour.
Natsuko: Oh yeah so much trouble.
Peter: So we are going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
Natsuko: You are right.
Peter: How do we say minutes? We need to know minutes.
Natsuko: Right.
Peter: So Sakura, can you give us – how do we say minutes?
Sakura: 分
Peter: One more time.
Sakura: 分
Peter: Break it down.
Sakura: (slow)ふん
Peter: And one time fast.
Sakura: 分
Peter: Okay 分
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Okay so why don’t we count 1 to 10 in minutes. Okay?
Natsuko: Okay.
Peter: So Natsuko, can you give us 1 to 10 in minutes.
Natsuko: いっぷん
Peter: One minute.
Natsuko: にふん
Peter: Two minutes.
Natsuko: さんぷん
Peter: Three.
Natsuko: よんふん
Peter: Four
Natsuko: ごふん、ろっぷん、ななふん、はっぷん、きゅうふん、じゅっぷん
Peter: Okay I am a little confused though.
Natsuko: Okay.
Peter: I heard Sakura say the word for minute was
Sakura: ふん
Peter: But you said いっぷん with a ぱ
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: What’s going on here?
Natsuko: So that’s the exceptions.
Peter: Yes.
Sakura: But they are same ones again actually 1, 3, 6, 8.
Peter: Really and 10.
Sakura: Yes and 10….
Natsuko: Yes, yes, yes…
Peter: If you noticed the irregular numbers regarding time are the same as counting last week. Remember, last week, we gave you いっぽん、にほん、
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Counting long objects. The irregulars are the same.
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: The pronunciation varies a bit but the numbers 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 are all the same.
Sakura: Yes right.
Peter: All right. So let’s get a little closer look at this. What we will do now is we are going to have Sakura break down the irregulars. She is going to give you the irregulars and break them down and Natsuko is going to give you the regular ones. Okay so pay attention. We are going to give them to you in order but pay attention to who is saying them. Okay here we go.
Sakura: いっぷん、(slow)いっぷん (natural speed)1分
Natsuko: にふん、(slow)にふん (natural speed)2分
Sakura: さんぷん、(slow)さんぷん (natural speed)3分
Natsuko: よんふん、(slow)よんふん (natural speed)4分 
Sakura: ごふん、(slow)ごふん (natural speed)5分
Natsuko: ろっぷん、(slow)ろっぷん (natural speed)6分
Sakura: ななふん、(slow)ななふん (natural speed)7分
Natsuko: はっぷん、(slow)はっぷん (natural speed)8分
Sakura: きゅうふん、(slow)きゅうふん (natural speed)9分
Natsuko: じゅっぷん、(slow)じゅっぷん (natural speed)10分
Peter: Great job. This is so useful. We talk about time every single day.
Natsuko: Right.
Peter: Every single day and for practice, go around asking what time is it 20 times a day. You will get very good at the numbers.
Natsuko: Right.
Peter: Wow! This lesson is very, very useful. Now let’s give a little practicality to it. So we introduced hours, introduced minutes. Why don’t we put them together?
Sakura: Right.
Peter: Okay.
Sakura: Okay.
Peter: Let’s give them a time okay. Here we go.
Sakura: すいません、今何時ですか?
Natsuko: 2時5分です。
Sakura: もう一度お願いします。
Natsuko: 2時5分です。
Sakura: ゆっくりお願いします。
Natsuko: 2時5分です。
Peter: What time is it?
Sakura: 2:05
Peter: Here we go.
Natsuko: 今何時ですか?
Sakura: 6時9分です。
Natsuko: もう一度お願いします。
Sakura: 6時9分です。
Natsuko: ゆっくりお願いします。
Sakura: 6時9分です。
Peter: What time is it?
Sakura: 6:09.
Peter: Yup okay we cannot tell you how proud we are of you. You’ve come so far in such a short time and again we have so much more to go. We are going to get you fluent. Stick with us. We are going to get you there. Okay also please give us feedback anything you have out there, please keep it coming. We got a lot already. We are going to get around to it all. Okay so that’s going to wrap it up for today.
Sakura: また明日ね。
Natsuko: また明日。

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September 16th, 2017 at 05:19 PM
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Hello Jackie,


Thank you for posting.

Unfortunately we couldn't find the part you're referring to: 'good morning.'

Could you please specify what you meant?


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Jackie
August 28th, 2017 at 07:46 PM
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Hey guys! ?

I keep looking for the curiosity/fun fact about the towns that come after "good morning...", but I can't find it. Where should I be looking for it?

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November 21st, 2016 at 04:58 PM
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Davidさん、

Konnichiwa.

Particles are often omitted in casual conversations.

So of course you can put that properly in the sentence.


サンドロ san,

Konnichiwa.

Thank you very much.

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サンドロ
November 16th, 2016 at 09:51 AM
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David,


The "wa" here, as in many informal cases, is implied.

David
November 9th, 2016 at 09:24 AM
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Hello, I'm just curious as to why when you ask "Ima nanji desu ka?", there is no "wa" after the Ima?

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April 3rd, 2016 at 09:25 PM
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Danielさん、

Konnnichiwa.

Thank you for your question.

Koko means ‘here’, asoko means ‘over there’ and soko means ‘there.’

Kore means ‘this’ and sore means ‘that.’:smile:

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Daniel
March 28th, 2016 at 04:54 AM
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whats the diference between koko,asoko,soko and are,kore, and sore.

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January 30th, 2016 at 06:46 PM
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Kenz さん、

Konnichiwa.:smile:

10 past 9 is ‘kuji juppun.’

5 to 10 is ‘10ji gofun mae’ or ‘kuji gojuu gofun.’

half past 11is ‘juuichiji han’ or ‘juuichiji sanjuppun.’

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Kenz
January 29th, 2016 at 12:08 PM
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Hi Yuki-san and all,


Wondering how do we say ... 10 past 9 or 5 to 10 or half past 11 ?


Note: I am not sure if this has been answered coz I haven't checked all the posts below.


Thanks.


Cheers

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November 23rd, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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awarski Kenny san,

konnichiwa.:smile:

We also use 20:00 to 24:00 in Japan.

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